With around 10% of the votes counted at 6:30pm the Flemish greens 22.3% of the votes in the Dutch-language electoral college (up 4.4%), the Flemish liberals are down 5.9 percentage points at 20.8%. The Flemish nationalists have 16.8% (-0.4%). The Flemish socialists are the big losers(-8.2%) at 11.3%.
The Flemish Christian democrats have also lost heavily, down 4.4 percentage points compared with 2014 with 7% of the votes counted thus far. The big surprise is the citizen’s movement Agora’s list than has gained 8.1% of the votes counted so far. The far-right Vlaams Belang is up 0.9 percentage points at 6.5%.
Among the Francophone parties the greens are in the lead with 21.4% (+11.3%), the liberals are second with 21% (-2%), the socialist are down 10.1 percentage points at 16%, the far-left PTB has 10%, the Christian democrats 8.4% (-3.3%), the Francophile federalist party Défi has gained 16.1% of the votes counted so far in the Francophone electoral college.